Renold displayed its range of gearing solutions for theme park rides at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in November. IAAPA is the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions and represents nearly 5,000 amusement-industry members in 99 countries worldwide. It operates several global amusement-industry trade shows with Orlando being the largest.
Renold is a long established and trusted supplier to the global theme park industry and offers a wide range of solutions, including custom designed gear units, with the choice of helical, bevel or worm gear types. Renold’s experienced engineers were available throughout the duration of the show to offer advice on gearing for new rides as well as replacement gear units, maintenance and refurbishment.
Renold’s booth also displayed the new RBI coupling range, fluid couplings, sprag clutches and trapped roller freewheels. The latter are precision devices that are fitted to provide absolute safety in the event of drive failure. If such a failure were to occur a backstopping safety feature engages immediately to protect the riders and the ride itself from back running.